Omron 7 Series Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor (100 Reading Memory)

By | January 5, 2018
Omron 7 Series Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor (100 Reading Memory)

Monitor your heart without putting your life on hold. The Omron 7 Series Ultra Silent Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor gives you the accuracy you need with the portability you want.

  • Omron blood pressure monitors are the #1 recommended brand by doctors and pharmacists for clinically-accurate home blood pressure monitoring, and the #1 selling manufacturer of blood pressure monitors for over 40 years
  • Stores and reviews the last 100 readings with date and time stamp and automatically displays the average of up to the last 3 readings taken within the last 10 minutes
  • Heart Zone Guidance helps ensure consistently accurate readings by activating the monitor when your wrist is at heart level and the ultra-silent inflation allows measurements to be taken quietly anywhere
  • Immediately alerts you to irregular heartbeats and results outside normal blood pressure range
  • Package includes: one wrist blood pressure monitor, storage case, quick start guide, instruction manual, and 2 AAA batteries. For customer support please call 866-216-1333

3 thoughts on “Omron 7 Series Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor (100 Reading Memory)

  1. BookGuy
    4,007 of 4,098 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good, if you use it correctly., November 9, 2011
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    BookGuy (USA) –

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    I’ve been taking my own blood pressure readings since the 1980s. I have experience with the old, manual type upper-arm sleeves with stethoscope; digital, automatic [no stethoscope] upper-arm sleeves, and this wrist monitor. I even tried the old Omron finger blood pressure monitor many years ago which were reviewed as being inaccurate and which I don’t think are sold anymore, except there are some cheap knockoffs [non-Omron] still being offered for sale.

    My primary concern with any blood pressure measuring device is that it be accurate. Convenience is nice, but if it’s inaccurate then it’s not very useful, and could even be dangerous if relied upon.

    I was convinced to try this wrist monitor after reading that it was well-rated by Consumer Reports magazine. I had been put off non-armcuff models after having tried the older Omron finger blood pressure monitor (as described above). While convenience isn’t paramount to me, I wanted something that was less obtrusive and less noisy that I could use at work; but again, only if it were accurate.

    The device is well made and convenient to use. It makes some noise, but it is less than the Omron HEM-711 model I was using previously. The noise is mostly from the small cuff inflating, but again, it isn’t onerous. If it makes any sense, I’d say the noise is less than half of what the model HEM-711 puts out. There are beeps that tell you if the cuff is positioned correctly and for other user feedback, but they can be disabled if desired.

    Now for the accuracy part:

    When I first slapped it on it wasn’t very accurate. The readings were too low for me. I’m familiar with my range, and these were about 20 points too low. So, okay, now I was bummed out. But… I still wanted to give it a fair shake remembering that Consumer Reports had given it good marks for accuracy. So I decided to be more rigorous about it.

    What I did was make sure I was calm and relaxed and then proceeded to do a fairly standardized comparison between my Omron HEM-711 and this new Omron BP652 with several readings and short periods of rest between them. I found that if I used the BP652 correctly that it was accurate. So what did I do? Here’s how I use it to get the best results:

    * Mount it correctly on your wrist. It matters that it is aligned with your thumb, as outlined in the manual.

    * Mount it correctly (part 2): It matters that you avoid that protruding bump from the bone in your wrist, as outlined in the manual. This means you have to mount the device to ride slightly higher on your wrist than you’d expect. It shouldn’t be worn as you would a watch or a bracelet. It goes about 1/2″ higher than that. It feels a little funny at first, as if it should be lower, but like I said, this positioning counts.

    * Set the option for when it starts recording your blood pressure as “on2”. I won’t attempt to explain the details of how to configure this setting here, but when you read the instructions it’ll make sense, and it’s easy enough to do. Basically, that’s the setting that makes sure you have it positioned correctly before it takes the blood pressure reading. It’ll wait until you have it right. The default setting starts taking the reading after a short amount of time even if it isn’t correctly positioned. I imagine the default setting is meant for certain cases where patients have some kind of mobility impairment, but I don’t know that for sure.

    * When it’s in the right position, move it away from your chest. Don’t move it up or down, just move it away from your chest so that it isn’t touching your chest.

    That’s it. It seems to have similar readings to my Omron HEM-711. That’s how to get the best readings from this device, but there are more things you need to do. I’m listing them separately because some of you know these things already, and they’re not specific to this device. I’m listing them just in case it may benefit someone, because we’re all in this together:

    * Sit upright without straining. Try not to slouch too much or sit bolt upright.

    * Keep your feet on the floor not on the footstool.

    * Don’t take your blood pressure reading after eating, smoking, or drinking alcohol. Wait at least 30-45 minutes.

    * Don’t talk while you’re taking your blood pressure; it drives it up.

    * Don’t hold your breath or breath shallowly while taking your blood pressure thinking that if you stay completely still you’d get a better reading. Holding your breath or breathing very shallowly will deprive your blood of some oxygen and trigger the brain’s response to increase your heart rate and thus, your blood pressure. You can breath regularly without negatively affecting your blood pressure.

    * If you decide to buy a cuff-type monitor make sure that the cuff is around your heart level, too. If it’s lower the blood pressure readings will be…

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  2. A C Willis
    820 of 858 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Not accurate. Newer Version with same BP652 model number., August 22, 2015
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    A C Willis (Scottsdale, Arizona) –

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    Please note: there are 2 different blood pressure wrist monitors by Omron with item number BP652. I have the older version which is spot on with doctor readings using an arm cuff and stethoscope. I thought I was ordering another (old version) as that is what Amazon had pictured. Now Amazon shows the correct picture for the newer version. Look at the customer supplied photos. You’ll see two different models with the same item number of BP-652. See my photos of the OLDER VERSION which is very ACCURATE!!! :-).

    I contacted OMRON’s customer service and inquired. They said the newer version should have an N after BP652. It does not say BP652N for new version on the bp monitor or the packaging. Consumer Reports rated the older version of the BP652 so highly. The new version where you have to have your arm out in front of you is not accurate. I checked them … Both old and new models and sometimes they would be somewhat close and other times wildly high readings on me and my husband. We also have an arm cuff automatic blood pressure monitor by Walgreens and it is the same as the older BP652.

    Omron customer service was lame. He offered to have me send in the monitor to check it. Ridiculous since it can be returned to Amazon and I told him that. He did say they have received other complaints about the newer version.

    I also told Omron Customer Service it is disingenuous to have two completely different models with the same item number. The older version you hold to your chest. The newer version you sit in a chair at a table or desk and position your arm out in front of you with your wrist facing the ceiling and at a proper angle with wrist lifted and elbow bent to get the blue light.

    Long story short, I cannot rate this “newer” model as accurate.

    The photos I’m supplying are for the older stiff cuff “accurate” version and consumer reports reviewed monitor that is very accurate.

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  3. Sandy B
    178 of 183 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I am a doctor and I love this wrist cuff BP monitor!, February 17, 2015
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    Sandy B (North Carolina) –

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    This is an excellent product. I am a physician with severe blood pressure problems due to autonomic neuropathy, which means my blood pressure can be too high or too low with no regular pattern. I have taken my blood pressure for years at home using my own traditional arm cuff and stethoscope, but when this problem developed I needed a quicker, easier method of taking my BP since I now have to do it more often. I looked at several products, and decided on this one based upon the company reputation, ease of use and the reviews. The first two days I used it I double-checked all of the results with my arm cuff and stethoscope, and found it to be very accurate once I learned how to position it correctly. What I found to be most important for an accurate result is that you must have the wrist cuff at least 1 cm away from the edge of the bony knob of your wrist or the reading will be off. The instructions are a bit confusing regarding this because it says to make sure the cuff is not on the bony knob but also says the cuff will be ~inch below your hand on the inner side, and my cuff in the proper position is about 2 inches from the bottom of my hand. My BP readings were inaccurately high the way I originally had the cuff following the instructions to the best of my ability, and I would not have known this if I didn’t have my arm cuff and stethoscope to verify the readings. Once I placed the cuff a little farther away from my wrist bones, slightly higher up my arm, the readings became very accurate. It is also important that you don’t move during the reading and that you have your hand open and your head up. The instructions say to be sitting as if in a chair, but I also found the results to be accurate sitting up in bed, standing and laying down in bed. It is not accurate if you are walking or moving around. I use the “on2” setting usually because the light turns blue when the cuff is in the right position and the cuff won’t inflate if it’s not correctly positioned at the level of your heart, but it also works laying down if you turn the setting to “off” and just have your arm on your chest with the cuff over your heart. I am extremely happy with this wrist cuff BP monitor and find it very easy and convenient to use as well as accurate. I give it my highest professional recommendation!
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